Greek cuisine, famous in all over the world for its delicious and original dishes, is one of the most important parts of Mediterranean cuisine, the healthiest of all. It includes nutritional products such as olive oil, bread, cereals, vegetables, pulses, fish, dairy products, pork, lamb.
In greek dishes you will taste a lot of spices and herbs, such as oregano, mint, garlic, parsley, lavender, basil, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg and «krokos Kozanis»(the greek safran) that are often included in the greek cuisine. You will also find a variety of wines due to the large production of grapes in Greece. Due to the fact that the food in Greece is directly connected with the company and the discussion, it’s considered as a very important part of the everyday life of the Greeks. There are many types of dining venues in Greece, such as restaurants, tavernas, barbecues, fish taverns, ouzeries and tsipouradika, where you can often find folk live music! In every corner of Greece, from Thrace, Macedonia, Thessaly, Attica, Crete and all our islands, fine, greek ingredients are combined in different and delicious ways, according to local traditions.
And in Athens, there are restaurants and taverns that will make you taste Greek cuisine and taste dishes such as pastitsio, yuvetsi, moussaka, squid fried with potatoes, ntolmadakia, bean soup, yummy pies and other traditional dishes that are really worth tasting. Getting to know the greek gastronomic tradition, it is sure you will love it and you will often cook many of its dishes at your home!
The various spices that are used in greek cuisine, giving an extra taste, make the food more delicious!
It’s worth tasting chicken in the oven with potatoes and mustard sauce! Apart from the traditional greek salad (with tomato, cucumber, onion, feta and olive oil), try zucchini, peppers and aubergines in the pan, “fava”, “taramosalata”, “tirokafteri” or meatballs with fresh fried potatoes! In addition to the salty dishes, do not forget to taste traditional Greek sweets, such as yogurt with honey, nuts and fruits, pecan pie and the delicious orange pie! Except for the wine which we mentioned above, you can accompany your food with ouzo, raki from Crete or retsina!
Cheers, or… ”gia mas”!
You will find ‘Kiveli’ on a beautiful round square decorated with an astonishing statue in a classic, historical and renovated neighbourhood of Athens. Here you will taste flavours that combine the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine including new approaches that will surprise you! The breezy atmosphere in the summer, delicious food, affordable prices and gastronomic innovations are waiting for you. You will definitely take note of their fancy decoration as you enjoy your meal. Addresses all ages!
900 m / VICTORIA | ISAP LINE 1
/ 15 Eptanisou St. – Athens
/ t: +30 210 82 19 406
/ fb: Κυβέλη
Rozalia is a tavern located in one of the most known pedestrian walkways of Exarhia. There are plenty of choices for starters (you can choose between 16 plates and choices of different taste), home-cooked, dishes of the day and what else you can (or not) imagine. You could also try their always fresh seafood dishes! It’s up to you to decide whether you will seat at their garden or pedestrian walkway tables. Your meal will quickly be served by smiling helpful waiters and the prices are reasonable!
An authentic traditional Greek tavern!
850 m / OMONIA | ISAP LINE 1 / METRO LINE 2
/ 59 Valtetsiou St. – Exarchia
/ t: +30 210 38 02 725
/ fb: Ροζαλια-Rozalia
ΟΙ ΝOSTIMIES TIS MAIRIS
Either for lunch or dinner, this place offers authentic and traditional food at its finest!
Don’t miss the chance to look at their display window and be inspired by the colours and the texture their dishes before choosing. Here is your chance to discover everything you have heard about the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine freshly cooked with the purest ingredients and served in a traditional Greek environment. Once you get back to your country, you will have tasted the authenticity of Greek gastronomy!
900 m / VICTORIA | ISAP LINE 1
/ 2-4 Idras St. – Kypseli
/ t: +30 210 82 13 136
/ fb: Οι νοστιμιές της μαίρης
On a pedestrian street very close to Victoria Square and Line 1 Metro station, you can find Laki’s Ouzeri. In Greece, we love fish and all kinds of seafood. Here, you will always find fresh fish, well-cooked in classical and innovative recipes. The store is simple, the owners are really friendly and helpful. They recommend, they serve and they discuss with you. If you are looking for an authentic fish tavern so as to taste seafood products (that you really love!) search for this place!
140 m / VICTORIA | ISAP LINE 1
TRADITIONAL GREEK CUISINE
Eating at your grandma’s would be common if you had a Greek grandma. You would become attached to homemade recipes and traditional scents. Surely, she would always fill your plate with food and would ask if you want more! Probably you haven’t experienced anything like it and that’s a good reason to come to ‘Archontissa’ to understand the notion of Greek cuisine cooked by young and passionate people willing to satisfy your needs with their skills. Surrender to your senses and enjoy our old-school culinary hospitality!
350 m / VICTORIA | ISAP LINE 1
Don’t forget, during your gourmet trip, to take a photo your favorite Greek dish or with the owner of the restaurant you liked the most and send it
at “[email protected]”.